New in at Everlane: Styling Required

New in at Everlane: Styling Required, woven clog, light blue linen tank, everlane denim, summer weight denim

Good morning friends! The sun has been shining here lately so I’m in a very good mood today.

In normal life I really enjoy rainy days, but in social distancing life sunny days are what I live for.

On sunny days we can spend the entire day outside, and that is just medicine my friends.

Today’s post is my monthly installment of New in at Everlane.

I’ll be honest with you guys: I almost sent home two of the pieces I received because, at first site, they felt like duds to me.

But then when I started taking photos for this post, and I actually styled the pieces I realized how much I actually liked them!

Styling makes such a huge difference doesn’t it? If you have pieces you’re struggling with in your closet, instead of getting rid of them right away just spend some time styling them, and you may be surprised!

So let’s get to the reviews:

The launch date on the lunchbox bag was pushed back, but the clogs are selling out fast so I wanted to get you at least part of this post now in case you were considering them. I will circle back and update the bag review once it has officially launched.

*these pieces were gifted as part of my ongoing work as an Everlane affiliate, but all thoughts and opinions are my own*


New in at Everlane: Styling Required, woven clog, light blue linen tank, everlane denim, summer weight denim
New in at Everlane: Styling Required, woven clog
New in at Everlane: Styling Required, the clog

First Up: The Clog in Tan Woven

Details:

  • Made of a 100% leather, and natural wood outsole
  • The hollowed heel makes it much lighter than any other clog I’ve tried
  • Sleek design with no staples, and minimal finishing details
  • The website says to take a 1/2 size smaller, but mine fit true to size (9)
  • 2.95″ heel

My thoughts:

This is one of the items I almost sent home. At first glance, I wasn’t sure I liked the more minimal design, and the height is more than I’m used to. I’m at a place with my closet where I’m only willing to add something to it if I really, really love it. So with that in mind, and my reservations about the clog I wasn’t planning on giving it space in my closet.

But then when I styled them for this post I realized how much I actually liked the look of them. I still wasn’t sold on the heel height though so I decided to test them out by wearing them for an entire day (around the house of course), and they actually were pretty easy to walk in! Obviously they aren’t going to be AS easy to walk in as a pair of flats, but the lightness in the heel and the clog shape makes them much more comfortable than other heeled shoes.

With all of that said, I have to tell you that these don’t feel as high quality as some of Everlane’s other shoes. To be honest, the hollow heel actually makes them feel a bit, well, cheap. They definitely don’t look cheap, they just feel a bit that way.

But at the price point of $108, I think you’re getting the appropriate level of quality for that price. They feel MUCH nicer than anything you could get at Target or H&M, but they’re definitely not as nice as my Troentorp Clogs (although the price point for those is more than double).

Overall thoughts:

These are a nice pair of clogs for those who can’t stomach the typical cost of clogs. But if you can put down the money I’d skip these and purchase from a maker who specializes in clogs.

The clog also comes in Black, Cognac, and Bone, and ranges in sizes 5-11.

Also wearing Everlane’s new summer stride jean releasing soon. Stay tuned for a review in my Everlane Denim Guide. Tank is from Linen Fox (Dusty Blue), and Necklace is from GLDN


New in at Everlane: Styling Required
New in at Everlane: Styling Required

2 reviews here:

1st: Easy Chino Long Short in Washed Black, $48

Details:

  • Made of 98% cotton, and 2% Elastane
  • Machine Washable
  • Elasticated Waist

My thoughts:

This was the second piece that I was unsure about at first sight. I tried it on while I was wearing a slouchy sweatshirt and no shoes, and I thought the shorts looked kind of blah.

But after styling them in a more (okay much more) polished way with I realized I actually super love them!

I do own a pair of the original chino shorts, and these are slightly more comfortable due to the extra length, and the waistband. The waistband on these feels a bit more stretchy and a little less constricting.

They run more true to size than the original version as well (I would size up in the original version). These I got in my typical size 4, and they fit perfectly.

I love that the leg has lots of room in it as well. I really don’t like when shorts are supposed to be a more relaxed fit, and yet they are cut in such a way that they hug the thigh area. These actually are relaxed in the thigh area, which I much prefer. A more relaxed leg opening looks really nice when paired with more tailored tops (plus I find them more comfortable).

Finally, the elastic on these is sewn in really well. I find that on some elasticated pants, if the elastic is not placed well in the waistband it can start to bunch up and twist (SO annoying!)… these shorts do not have that problem.

Overall thoughts:

These are the perfect shorts for running around and doing real life in, and they still manage to make you look pulled together. I highly recommend!

The shorts also come in Amber and sizes 00-16


2nd: Lunchbox Purse in light taupe, $148

Details:

  • Bag: 9.25″ L x 2.56″ W x 6.3″ H | Handle drop: 3.94″ | Adjustable strap length: 18.11″ – 21.65″
  • 100% Italian leather
  • Spot clean. Store in dust bag out of direct sunlight to avoid damage.
  • Made in Italy
  • Snap closure
  • Adjustable cross body strap with collar pins
  • Internal snap pocket
  • 3 Interior compartments
  • Micro-suede lining

My thoughts

First of all, I have to say that all of Everlane’s bags have a certain feeling to them. This is now the fourth bag I’ve tried from them, and it’s no different. It’s a very lightweight, thin, and structured leather. It’s not very soft or slouchy, but it is nice and structured (no worries about losing shape with these bags!), and the kind of bag you want for long days on your feet while carrying a bag (i.e. it’s so light that it won’t cut into your shoulder like some heavier bags do).

Next to the mini day tote (which I couldn’t find on the website currently? Not sure why), this is now my second favorite Everlane bag. I really love the boxy shape, and the pretty taupe color. Plus it acts a little fancy even if it performs very practically. You can actually fit quite a bit in it, but being that it is more structured, it is hard to cram a bunch of stuff in it. In normal mom life, this is not the bag I’ll be reaching for, but I love it for quick errands or date nights.

The strap is ok. I do like the collar pins as they reduce bulk on the strap, but the strap is made of the same lightweight leather so it’s going to take some time before it will lay nicely… right now it’s kind of kinked a little from shipping (you can see what I mean in the photos).

The rest of the bag is pretty simple. I like the minimal stitching and lack of an over the top logo (hate that on bags personally), plus the top handles make it easy to change up how you carry it.

Overall thoughts:

This is a great little bag for carrying the essentials in. It gets my seal of approval!

The bag also comes in Cognac, Black, and Lilac

Also wearing this tank from Sugar Candy Mountain, These sandals from Nisolo, and this Necklace from GLDN


And that’s a wrap folks! I hope you enjoyed this months installment (or partial installment) of new in at Everlane. I’ll have those other reviews up for you soon so stay tuned! And keep an eye out for Friday’s post because I’ll be sharing outfits from the new spring Tradland’s launch as well.

Until next time,

Karin

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Hi there! My name is Karin and I am a lifestyle blogger with a focus on mindful style, clean beauty, and joy filled motherhood. I hope you find some inspiration here!

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10 Comments

  1. Dawn
    April 23, 2020 / 4:47 am

    Hi Karin, Weird question about the clogs. Are they loud to walk in? Do they run narrow? And could you wear socks too? Thanks and stay well:)

    • Karin
      Author
      April 23, 2020 / 9:13 pm

      Not weird at all! Definitely should have covered those things: they are a little loud to walk in, but not as loud as a flip flop (does that make sense?), they run pretty normal in my opinion. I have normal width feet and there’s still a bit of room on the sides and the top, and finally yes! You could definitely wear socks with them.

  2. Carly
    April 23, 2020 / 2:54 pm

    Seconding Dawn’s questions! Thanks for the review!

    • Karin
      Author
      April 23, 2020 / 9:13 pm

      Just answered her question!

  3. Dawn
    April 25, 2020 / 5:14 am

    Thanks!

    • Karin
      Author
      April 28, 2020 / 10:17 pm

      You’re welcome!

  4. Maddie
    April 28, 2020 / 3:04 pm

    Thanks for the thoughtful review! I’m sad because these clogs look so cool, but I’ve been deeply disappointed by Everlane’s union-busting and mistreatment of their employees. I’d love to hear your thoughts. I’ve decided I’m not buying from them ever again, or at least until they re-hire all the CX workers they fired after they asked to unionize. https://fashionista.com/2020/04/everlane-union-bust-covid-19

    • Karin
      Author
      April 28, 2020 / 10:15 pm

      I understand why you feel that way! As a personal rule, I try to avoid speaking publicly on issues that I don’t have all of the information for. In this case, I don’t feel that I’ve heard enough information to make a hard and fast (and certainly not a public) stance. I’m also, personally, very against cancel culture which influences how I approach the failings of all sorts of brands/individuals. I completely understand you, or anyone else, not coming to those same conclusions and I think you should definitely do what your gut is telling you to do!

  5. Julie
    May 1, 2020 / 10:25 pm

    Eagerly awaiting a review on the Everlane straight leg chinos with elastic waist! I found the shorts last year to vary in size depending on color. My hips would usually take a 6/ 27 or 28 in everlane denim. But 4 was right in the chino shorts in red and olive. In black the 4 is a wee bit big. Thanks for all your good reviews!

    • Karin
      Author
      May 5, 2020 / 2:42 pm

      Hi Julie! I actually kept my review to my Instagram stories because I decided to send them back (make sure to watch my stories because I do quick reviews there as well!). The bottom line: I didn’t find the rise to be high enough for my taste, and the inseam was too long for me. I’d have to get them hemmed, and I didn’t find them to be worth the extra money. My other complaint was that on the cream color I got, you could see the outline of the inner pocket (I think that is probably an issue only with the light color I got, so the other colors wouldn’t have this problem). The quality was fine, they just weren’t perfect enough to garner a spot in my wardrobe. I hope that helps!

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